The gorgeous actress started her career at an early age and established herself as a child star. She started her film career at the age of nine and though she never had any formal acting training she impressed everyone with her acting skills. She made her feature film debut in the 1990s Mermaids and following that, she gained a breakthrough role as 'Wednesday Addams' 'The Addams Family' and its sequel Addams Family Values.
Moving to her personal life, she was in a relationship with actor Adam Goldberg in 2003 and though the relationship continued till 2007, they eventually split up.Then, she dated Chris Evans, the Captain America star, but they split within a few months. She began to date her co-actor Owen Benjamin in 2008. The two were met on the set of ‘All’s Faire in Love’. And she got engaged to him in following March. But the engagement was called off in June 2009. Currently, she has been married with James Heerdegen since on 26 October 2013. The two met while working in ‘Pan Am’ and dated him for some time before they got engaged in February 2013. They have a son together. Regarding her nationality and ethnicity, she is a white American actress. She earns her salary from her acting career which adds up her recent net worth of U.S. $5 million.